Masters swimmer Grace stars in Budapest - The Leamington Observer

Masters swimmer Grace stars in Budapest

Leamington Editorial 31st Aug, 2017   0

SWIMMING: KENILWORTH Masters swimmer Jacqueline Grace is celebrating after winning two bronze medals at the FINA World Masters Swimming Championships in Budapest.

Fifty-five-year-old Grace, who trains daily at Evesham Leisure Centre, headed to the Hungarian capital to represent her country in the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke disciplines.

The backstroke events at World Masters were hotly-contested as 34 swimmers competed in the 100m event and 32 in the 200m event.

Grace, who had to achieve qualifying standards in order to represent Great Britain, put in some fast times in the heats to get through to the final races.

Her hard work paid off and, after some very close finals, she was delighted to come away from Budapest with bronze medals in the 100m and 200m backstroke events.

More than 1,000 swimmers from around the world attended the FINA World Masters Championships – one of the biggest events of its kind.

Grace, who swims for Kenilworth Masters, was delighted to have come home with two medals and promises to bring them into Cleeve Prior School, where she works as a teaching assistant.


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